Season 11, Ep 11, Aired 12/17/13
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  • Episode Description
  • After a mysterious illness strikes children from military families, Gibbs and the team investigate the cause. Meanwhile, Abby and Jimmy partner with the Naval Medical Research Center to determine the strain of illness, all in hopes of delivering a cure before the holidays. Also, Vance struggles with forgiveness as his estranged father-in-law makes a surprise visit to his home.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ben Vereen

    Lamar Addison

  • Meredith Eaton

    Carol Wilson

  • Matt Biedel

    Navy Lieutenant Kevin Daly

  • Holley Fain

    Audrey Daly

  • Gabriel Tigerman

    Max Comey

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • hated it

    By MiffyB, May 08, 2015

  • Homesick

    By thefanof, Jul 26, 2014

  • Bishop was so rude

    By JieshengLi, Mar 10, 2014

  • Excelente episdio

    By zalina, Dec 24, 2013

  • Bishop must go

    By yuritanMB, Dec 22, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Finland: August 19, 2014 on Nelonen

    • The song playing during the closing scenes is "Nothing More" by The Alternate Routes.

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    • JieshengLi Apr 05, 2015

      In none of Donald P Bellisario's creations were his characters made to sit on the floor!

    • katelynsunday Dec 23, 2013

      Ok it's official, I adore Bishop. I think she is a good addition to the team :)

      Liked this Christmas episode, I may have cried a little..

      Barossa, yes she is married, they have mentioned it a few times but have been a bit evasive with the details, pretty sure its going to come up as some secret something soon

    • JieshengLi Oct 22, 2014

      I think she sucks. If you like her, sit on the floor.

    • BradKaatz1 Dec 19, 2013

      anyone giving this let than a 8 is lame. If you watch the entire episode it should make you tear up when the grandfather gets to meet his grand children! This was a well told Holiday Episode, even with the dark undertone.

    • lynna12000 Dec 18, 2013

      It's episodes like this that really make me miss Seasons 1 and 2. There was team snark, AND pulling together to solve the mystery. No one member of the team was more important than the others. It feels like the writers have turned that on it's head this season.

      Making Bishop appear to be the star player makes me annoyed with the character. To me she comes across as more childish than Abby in S5. I keep wanting to shout at her to sit at her desk like a grown up. I also want to rename her Pollyanna. "Everyone deserves to be happy".

      I did have a slightly more positive thought at the end of the episode vis a vis Tony and Tim. For a long time I (like a lot of people) believed Tony was a lot like Gibbs. That's since changed. For some reason this episode made me think that TIM is Gibbs, and Tony is Mike Franks. Both Tim and Tony can be micro focused on the case, but Tony tends to be a lot more verbal when pursuing things. Just a thought.

    • JieshengLi Mar 10, 2014

      Exactly. Even at the worst of not comparing Bishop to K or Z, she comes out as terrible. Might as well have brought back Vivian Blackladder.

    • bookwitch6 Dec 18, 2013

      Can anyone tell me what song was playing at the end of this episode?

    • naniekybird Dec 18, 2013

      it's Nothing More by The Alternate Routes

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